In our cycle of prayer for our community, during March 2019 we will be 
offering prayers for all working in 
 
Moot Gardens, Avondyke, Charlotte Close, 
Cranbury Close and Forest Edge 
 
Requests for particular prayers can be made by telephoning Reverend Frank Gimson 
on 01725 510326, emailing info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk or leaving a request on the prayer tree in church. 
For more information please see our Roads to God page 
What's on 
Sunday 17th March 9.45 for 10.00am 
Church for Everyone 
Wednesday 20th March 3.00pm 
Lent course continues at Downton Vicarage 
Sunday 31st March 10.00am 
Family Service for Mothering Sunday 
Sunday 28th April 11.30am 
St Laurence Church Annual General Meeting 
Saturday 4th May 
St Laurence's Larder at the Cuckoo Fair 
Thursday 16th May 
Alpha Course starts 
Saturday 22nd June 
Church Fete 
Saturday 28th September 
Goose Fair 
See below and our Events Page for more details 
Lent 2019 
LENT COURSE - see Praying Together page for full details of this and other local Lent courses. 
This year for Lent we are running a Pilgrim course: The Church & Kingdom - exploring what it means to live as a child of the kingdom of God and to follow in the way of Christ each day as a member of his Church. 
These sessions are on Wednesdays 3.00pm - 4.30pm, starting on 6th March, at Downton Vicarage, Barford Lane. 
Contact: Rev Frank Gimson 01725 510326 
 
LENT LUNCHES 
There will be two frugal lunches during Lent. There is an open invitation to anyone to attend - please support the lunches and enjoy some home-made soup and a chance to chat with friends or meet some new people. At the same time we will be raising funds for Living Water Africa, a Salisbury based charity which fights water poverty by funding the building, fixing and maintenance of water wells in rural Africa.  
Please contact the organiser for details of venue and timing, and to book your place, as numbers may have to be limited. 
Friday 22nd March 
 
Friday 12th April 
Philippa and Mark Merrill 
 
Judy Gimson 
01725 512175 
 
01725 510326 
Alpha Course at St Laurence 
 
Everyone has questions 
We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world. 
Alpha offers the opportunity to do just that – in an informal, friendly and open environment- with food! 
What is Alpha? 
Alpha has three key ingredients: food, a talk and good conversation. 
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, and everyone is welcome. 
Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. 
 
We are running an Alpha in St Laurence Church 
Starting on 16th May at 7pm with some supper - and on Thursday evenings after that. 
 
Everyone is Welcome 
If you wish to come, please contact the Vicar (Rev Frank Gimson) on 01725 510326 - se we can ensure there is enough food 
Coffee and Company 
 
Sadly we shall no longer be meeting for coffee on Monday mornings. Over the years we have been very pleased  
to welcome regular attenders and occasional visitors, but as numbers have been falling for some time now  
we have reluctantly decided to close. 
 
We are grateful to those who have supported us for a long time. 
 
St Laurence Church will continue to be open on a daily basis, in daylight hours, for anyone who wants to come and look round. 
 
St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
For all our latest news and events visit  
and like our page 
Together with many others in our community, 
we are looking for ways to support and  
help refugees and migrants. 
 
for suggestions of how we might do this. 
 
 
 
 
FREE MONEY for St Laurence Trinity FUNders 
Support St Laurence's Trinity FUNders every time you shop online, click the sign up button on the page Link to start fundraising for St Laurence's Trinity FUNders. 
 
Help St Laurence's Trinity FUNders raise money, just by shopping online. 
Latest total changes daily - Total as at  
12.2.19 stands at £927.41 
THANK YOU to all our supporters 
 
Please follow the link here to see more photos 
 
 
 
 
St Laurence Church supporting Local Charities 
Our aim with this page is to Support Local Charities by promoting their events here - Free of Charge. 
If you would like to place an advertisement on this page, and your event is within 10 miles of St Laurence Church - Downton. 
Follow this link for more details. 
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